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Stela, Scorpion

Period:
First Persian Period–Late Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 27–30
Date:
525–332 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 8 × W. 10.6 cm (3 1/8 × 4 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Dodge Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
47.105.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
Known to Ludwig Keimer on the Egyptian art market since about 1928. Purchased at his behest by Levi de Benzion for his Cairo collection at some time before World War II. Sold in the Benzion auction, Cairo, 1947 to Tano, who sold it to the Museum, 1947.

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